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Tulsa Race Riot - Cloze

Erin Cunniffe
Activity by Erin Cunniffe.
Text CC from wikipedia

First, do this activity: vocabulary. Then, listen to the recording if necessary: MP3 (slow) or MP3 (normal). Fill in all the gaps with the missing words, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Click this button again for another letter. You can also click on "[?]" for a different hint. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues! Finally, do the quiz.

Primero, haz la actividad de vocabulario. Luego, escucha la grabación si es necesario. Rellena los espacios en blanco con las palabras que faltan. Haz click en "Check" para comprobar tus aciertos. Si te resulta difícil la respuesta utiliza el botón "Hint" y te revelará una letra de la casilla en la que te encuentres, puedes clickear varias veces en "Hint" y te dará cada vez una letra más de la palabra. Para obtener ayuda también puedes clickear en el botón "[?]" y te dará una pista. Perderás puntos con las pistas.


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The Tulsa Race .
Modified extracts from Wikipedia (Creative Commons).
The Tulsa Riot was a large-scale racially motivated conflict which took on the 31st of May in 1921 between the white and black communities of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the U.S.A., in which the African-American community in the United States, the Greenwood District, also known as 'The Negro Wall Street', was burned to the .
The area was home to several prominent black businessmen, many of them multimillionaires. Greenwood a variety of thriving businesses that were very successful up until the Tulsa Race Riot. Not only did African Americans want to contribute to the of their own shops, but also the racial segregation laws prevented them from shopping anywhere other than Greenwood. the riots, the area was rebuilt and thrived until the 1960s when desegregation blacks to shop in areas that were previously restricted.
Aerial fire bombing of black residential neighborhoods was reported. During the 16 hours of the , over 800 people were admitted to local hospitals with injuries and more than 6,000 Greenwood residents were arrested and detained at three local facilities. An estimated 10,000 were left homeless, and 35 city composed of 1,256 residences were destroyed by fire. The official count of the dead by the Oklahoma Department of Vital Statistics was 36, but other estimates of black suggested a figure of up to about 300.
The buildings on Greenwood Avenue housed the offices of almost all of Tulsa’s black lawyers, , doctors, and other professionals. In Tulsa at the time of the riot, there were fifteen well-known African American , one of whom, Dr. A. C. Jackson, was considered the “most able Negro surgeon in America” by one of the Mayo brothers. Dr. Jackson was shot to death as he left his house during the riot. Greenwood published two newspapers, the Tulsa Star and the Oklahoma Sun, which not only Tulsa, but also state and national news and elections. Buildings housing the two papers were destroyed during the riot.
In the early 20th century, were not uncommon in Oklahoma, as part of a continuing effort by whites to maintain social dominance. Between the declaration of on November 16, 1907, and the Tulsa race riot 13 years later, 31 people were lynched in Oklahoma; 26 were black and most were men. The Ku Klux Klan had made its first major appearance in Oklahoma before the worst race riot in history. It is estimated that there were about 3,200 members of the Klan in Tulsa in 1921.
The events of the riot were from local and state history; "The Tulsa race riot of 1921 was rarely mentioned in history books, classrooms or even in private. Blacks and whites grew into middle age unaware of what had taken place." In 1996, the state legislature a report, completed in 2001, to establish the historical record. It has approved some compensatory actions, such as scholarships for of survivors, economic development of Greenwood, and a memorial park, dedicated in 2010, to the victims in Tulsa.

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